Missing Persons Unit

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  • 2006
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.5  (22)

Missing Persons Unit is an Australian television series that premiered on the Network Ten channel in 2006. Produced by Southern Star, the show was a police procedural drama that focused on a dedicated unit of detectives who specialised in solving cases of missing persons. The series ran for three seasons, from 2006 to 2009, with a total of 39 episodes.

The show was set in Sydney and followed the detectives of the Missing Persons Unit as they investigated cases of people who had disappeared. Each episode presented a new case that the team had to solve, with the overarching storyline being the search for Detective Senior Constable Susan Taylor's missing daughter.

The main focus of the show was on the characters and their relationships, both professional and personal. The lead character was Detective Senior Constable Claire McKenzie, played by actress Nadine Garner. McKenzie was a tough and determined detective, driven by a personal connection to the work she did. Other members of the unit included Detective Senior Constable Steve Hayden (Peter Mochrie), Detective Constable Lina Di Santo (Peta Sergeant), and Detective Constable Peter Novak (Carl Snell).

The show also featured the personal lives of the detectives, including their relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. McKenzie, for example, had a complicated personal life, with a troubled past that came back to haunt her throughout the series. Hayden was a family man with a wife and two children, while Di Santo quickly became the heart of the team, providing much-needed emotional support for her fellow detectives.

One of the strengths of the show was its commitment to realism. The cases investigated by the Missing Persons Unit were based on real-life cases, and the procedures followed by the detectives were accurate and authentic. The show focused on the hard work and dedication required to solve cases of missing people, and showed the impact that this work had on the lives of those involved.

The series was notable for its strong writing and acting, with each episode presenting a well-crafted and emotionally engaging story. The show tackled a range of issues, from domestic violence to mental illness, and always aimed to tell stories that were both compelling and compassionate.

Overall, Missing Persons Unit was a gripping and emotionally resonant police procedural that stood out from other shows in the genre by its realistic portrayal of the hard work and dedication required to solve cases of missing people. The show's focus on character and relationships, as well as its commitment to authentic storytelling, made it a standout series that is still remembered fondly by viewers today.

Missing Persons Unit is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (62 episodes). The series first aired on April 5, 2006.

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Episode 9
9. Episode 9
September 16, 2009
Another case of missing children but this time it's a brother and sister who vanish without a trace. Meanwhile After ten years of searching for Nicolee Moss, MPU Police receive a lead that she may be living overseas in Bali.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
September 5, 2009
The Missing Person's Unit has two similar cases of unidentified bodies. One in Queensland and one in New South Wales. Both bodies have unusual tattoos may provide the clues to solving their cases. Elsewhere a 35 year old man suffering from a rare eating disorder has disappeared.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
August 24, 2009
Time is running out to find an 88 year old grandfather who's been missing in the Blue Mountains for 36 hours. In Alice Springs a new witness has come forward in the mysterious case of a 52 year old woman who disappeared in 2004. The missing woman hoped to become a missionary for Aboriginal people in remote communities.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
August 15, 2009
A teenage boy has not turned up at school for several days. His worried mother believes he may be camping in the bush on Sydney's Pittwater. Mounting debts and a relationship breakdown are too much for Mandili Barletta who disappears without telling his worried family or friends where he's going.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
August 4, 2009
In New South Wales Dan Higgins and Ted Bye of the Missing Persons Unit are looking for two 13 year old girls who don't think they need to be living at home. Meanwhile a 12 year old boy with serious medical problems has disappeared overnight.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
July 27, 2009
A 47-year-old truck driver who is a loyal and diligent employee suddenly vanishes without trace. And Police get an important new lead in the case of two teenagersKay Docherty and Toni Cavanagh who disappeared near Wollongong 30 years ago.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
July 20, 2009
It is every parent's worst nightmare. A 15-year-old girl missing for a week and determined not to be found. And In the case of the missing Janiff sisters, clashing culture has meant the disappearance of two Muslim girls who do not want to be forced into an arranged marriage.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
July 13, 2009
Missing for the past week Malisha was born a male but is now living as a female. Her family believe she's struggling to find her own identity and she may have intentionally gone missing. Elsewhere Jamie has told acquaintances that his past had caught up with him, and believed he was being chased by members of a violent New Zealand street gang.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
July 6, 2009
Police find some belongings of Kerry Mackay who disappeared in Queensland in 2003. And 46-year-old mother of four, Susie Lynch, who has not been seen for five days. This is not the first time Susie has vanished, but when it happened last time Susie ended up in a coma in an intensive care unit after being abused.
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Missing Persons Unit is available for streaming on the Southern Star website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Missing Persons Unit on demand at Amazon Prime, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 5, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (22)